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Jose Mourinho confirms Harry Kane injury blow and points finger at Thiago

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho vented his fury at Thiago’s “bad tackle” as he confirmed Harry Kane will be sidelined for “a few weeks”.

Kane was on the receiving end of numerous heavy challenges in the early stages of the Premier League clash with Liverpool on Thursday night.

That did not stop the striker having an impressive first half, and he was unfortunate to see Son Heung-min’s third-minute goal he expertly assisted chalked off by VAR.

But after staying down on the turf twice, Kane was unable to emerge from the tunnel for the second half, with Erik Lamela brought on in his place as Spurs lost 3-1 to the Reds.

Kane struggled to see out the first half after numerous heavy tackles

Mourinho lamented the loss of his irreplaceable talisman as he provided an update on the potential double ankle injury the 27-year-old sustained.

“Two ankles, the first was a bad tackle, it was Thiago, the second one I didn’t know well,” Mourinho told BBC Radio 5 Live .

“But two injuries in both ankles, the second one worst than the first one – a few weeks, I don’t know. There are some players you can’t replace.”

He added in his post-match press conference: “For Harry to leave a game when he wants to play with the team losing, for Harry to come out means it is not a nothing injury.

“For how long I can’t tell you. I don’t know, we will have to wait and see.”

Mourinho pointed the finger at Thiago for Kane's injury
Mourinho pointed the finger at Thiago for Kane’s injury

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Assessing his side’s overall display, Mourinho added: “My analysis is that we started very well, but before we scored the offside goal we showed immediately what the game was going to be for us – a big occasion for Mane, a big defensive mistake.

“That was the game for us, the team in the first half was very well organised, the goal is another mistake in the same position.

“The second half we had to make changes, we lose Harry, had to change the structure of the team. First minute, same mistake, second goal. Good reaction, another mistake and goal.

“It was a team fighting against its own mistakes. Some individual mistakes that you saw, you can replay and I cannot say much more than that.”

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